WOW--what a difference a month makes! By now, we all know about the COVID-19 virus, and I know that anyone reading this knows to STAY HOME!--enough said--the internet has been flooded with what's going on. So for now, we need to find diversions and adapt to life as it is for the time being. My diversion and also my therapy is art, and I'm so happy for that! That's what this blog is all about--art making, and let me tell you that's what has been occupying my time--no more talk--here's what I've been up to--
I have piles and piles of scraps of my painted papers--I'm not going to let them go to waste--
and here's what I did with them--
with the help of embellishments, and also a plain IKEA mirror. Still going with the papers, I reversed a 6 x 12 cradle board to turn into a shadowbox--
and still more--another paper mosaic--
I love the look of tile mosaics--this is my version
After a while though, I need to get out my paints and paint. So that's what I did on a wood cigar box--
some more poppies!
Changing gears--as I was saying in my last post, I now have time to 'clean' my house, which always turns into more of a discovery of 'art supplies' and I get side-tracked from my cleaning--some new assemblage art came out of my house cleaning--
my favorite kind of art--you'll never see me at an actual circus--but I LOVE circus-themed art
every good circus has a fortune teller--right?
So when I made this circus art is when the quarantine started, and that's when I decided to get out my Strathmore mixed media journal that I got back in December. I have time for it now and I want to go back to making my journal faces again which I used to do years ago--just for me with no critiquing--whatever comes out on the page is what comes out--
Okay, I know this is a bit lengthy, but it's been a looong month at home--so more painting to show you--
and that brings us to here--the end of March--on a sad note, we were planning to leave in a couple of days to visit our son in Florida, and also going with us was going to be my daughter and her husband and my grandson --we were going to go to Disneyworld :-(
Better times will be coming and when they're here, we will be making that trip!
I hope I've inspired you to take some time for yourself and do what makes you happy--no matter what it is--it (without a doubt) makes a difference!
Stay safe everyone!